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Read & download Û Confession and Resistance Defining the Self in Late Medieval England ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ð ➿ [Download] ➽ Confession and Resistance Defining the Self in Late Medieval England By Katherine C. Little ➵ – C[Download] Confession and Resistance Defining the Self in Late Medieval England By Katherine C. Little Citybreakscheap.co.uk For scholars of medieval literature confession with its language of sin and contrition has often provided the basis for our understanding of medieval selfhood and subjectivity Confessional texts wheth Resistance Defining PDF For scholars of medieval literature confession with its language of sin and contrition has often provided the basis for our understanding of medieval selfhood and subjectivity Confessional texts whether penitential manuals or literary depictions of confession suggest ways and Resistance Defining the Self PDF \ that people spoke about themselves and how they Confession and Epub / understood their interiority In Confession and Resistance Katherine C Little cautions that medieval selfhood should not be understood merely in terms of confessional practice She points to the controversy over confession and generally lay instruction that was generated in late medieval England around the heresy known as Wycliffism
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I>and Resistance Defining ePUB or Lollardy This controversy she maintains reveals the contested nature of the language of medieval selfhood Through her readings of Wycliffite sermons and polemical writings Little argues that the Lollard resistance to confession should be understood as a debate over self formation For the Wycliffites traditional confessional language and Resistance Defining the Self PDF \ had failed in its expected function—to define the self and to reveal the interior—and had to be replaced with new terms and new stories taken from the Bible This new view of Wycliffism as a crisis in the language of selfhood allows the author to reevaluate the impact of Wycliffite ideas in Chaucer's Parson's Tale Gower's Confessio Amantis and Hoccleve's Regiment of Princes Little finds in these texts all of which include confession as a theme a similar concern with the inadeuacy of the traditional confessional mode Our understanding of the intricacies of medieval thinking about the self is still less sophisticated than it needs to be if we are ever to have a full history of the western subject Built aroun.
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Confession and Resistance Defining the Self in Late Medieval EnglandD a series of readings of Middle English theorizations of the self confession and community this carefully focussed and well written book significantly advances our thinking on these closely related topics On the way to its goal Little's study also illuminates several other areas of current interest in medieval studies the exemplum as a system of teaching and object of suspicion; the fault line between Lollardy and fourteenth century orthodoxy; and the impact of the Lollard controversy on the new patterns of orthodox belief and practice that emerged in the fifteenth century —Nicholas Watson Harvard University Confession and Resistance is a significant contribution to our understanding of late medieval Christianity and culture in England Little shows the inventiveness with which Chaucer Gower and Hoccleve engage with Wycliffite textuality and ideology often assimilating these as sources of a self reflexive and vigorous orthodoxy cultivated by a learned 'clerical' laity Her focus should make the book of interest to those working in early modern fields as well as to medievalists—David Aers James B Duke Professor of English and Religion Duke Universit.